Old Mill Farm (Browns), Barcombe Mills




This year’s lease for this part of the fishery only covers the period up to the end of October 2017.

Fishing for the 2017-2018 season at Old Mill Farm is only available from June 16th 2017 to 31st October 2017 to Annual (Sea Trout and Coarse) and Winter permit holders plus holders of an Ouse Angling Preservation Society Day Ticket.

The Fishing

The west bank of the river below the Anchor Sluice, as far as the point where the river splits, plus the bank on the island created by the split in the river to the point where it rejoins – NO fishing allowed in the Old Mill Race by the house.

The banks that can be fished from are indicated by the dotted line on the map opposite. Access points are indicated by an A and parking areas by a P.

Access & parking

Following agreement with the new owner at Old Mill Farm, the Society’s permit holders will continue to have access to the fishing there. In addition we have added Mill Farm to our day ticket fishery and the Society has installed signs at all access points to the Old Mill Farm fishery.

Please Note: There is NO parking allowed at Mill Farm itself. Rebuilding of the house there is ongoing with the accompanying movement of plant around the site. In order to avoid parked cars being damaged or impeding plant in the area, parking is not allowed there.

Parking is available next to the Anchor Inn in the pub’s overflow car park. This is located in the field on the left hand (northern) side of the road just BEFORE the Anchor Inn forecourt. This is the ONLY parking available to anglers here. DO NOT park on the Anchor Inn forecourt or in the car park opposite the pub. Access to the river is through the car park next to the river then through the gate by the sluice gates on the western side of the river.

Parking is also available in the usual places at Barcombe Mills. If you decide to park at the Mills, follow the Sussex Ouse Valley Way footpath along the river past the reservoir and over the footbridge to access Brown’s Farm fishing at its southern end.

Copthorne and District Angling Society (C&DAS)

An Ouse Angling Preservation Society permit allows access to all of C&DAS’s waters. Please see the C&DAS website – click here – for details of the stretches of the Sussex Ouse, plus lakes, that they control, and which are available to our permit holders under this arrangement.

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